HealthCheck360's Senior Account Manager and Health Coach Michelle, breaks down what she does to stay active on her busy days. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean staying at the gym for 2 hours a day or following an extreme diet. Michelle gives us a glimpse into the 4 easy ways she makes her health a priority. Thanks for sharing Michelle!
Staying healthy and active is not only an important part of my life but it's my job. I travel throughout the state of Texas during the week for HealthCheck360, so keeping my health and fitness as simple as possible is best for me.
- Hydration is Key. I keep a water bottle with me everywhere, and one of the first things I do when I wake up is drink some water. I only drink water and coffee, no sugary drinks for me.
- Reminders and Routines. I wear a FitBit and make sure I get my steps in when I get my hourly reminder. My daily goal is set to 8,000 steps per day. My actual goal is to hit 10,000 steps, but I was finding that I was consistently not hitting my goal. So rather than getting discouraged I re-evaluated and once I'm consistently exceeding my 8,000 step goal I will increase back to 10,000.
- SMART Goal Setting. I try to be as specific as possible so I can measure my success. Currently I'm doing a 30 minute at-home workout 3 times a week. I'm going to be doing this for 6 weeks and if I do it consistently, I'll change it up and find something more challenging.
- Staying Accountable. I live by the advice, "you can skip one day, but don't skip two in a row". This has helped give myself the ability to take a break when I need it and not feel guilty or discouraged. At the same time, it motivates me to not skip the second day!
Thank you Michelle for your insight. We know it can be difficult to know how to start or stay on track with health goals. Want help creating your own SMART goal? Call a health coach today!
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